• June 17, 2024

ALERT: Maryland Plane CRASHES Into Power Lines, Leaving Thousands Without Power….

A small plane with two people aboard crashed into power lines in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Sunday night.

Two people were left stranded in the damaged aircraft 100 feet from the ground and the crash left large swaths of the county without power.

85,000 people reportedly lost power in the DC suburb.

The single-engine Mooney M20J plane crashed into PEPCO electricity transmission wires near Goshen Road and Rothbury Drive in Gaithersburg around 5:40 p.m., the FAA and Montgomery County authorities said.

Rescue crews were able to get the occupants out, and both were uninjured.

“Electric crews are assessing the damage, a tweet from the power company read, and they are working closely with county fire and EMS crews,” Fox News reports.

From Fox News:

A small plane crashed into power lines in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Sunday night, leaving tens of thousands of electric customers without power, according to reports.

Fox station WTTG in Washington, D.C. said the plane crashed into the power lines at about 6:15 p.m. in the Montgomery Village section of Gaithersburg.

Chief Spokesperson for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Pete Piringer, said on Twitter that the small plane was suspended about 100 feet in the air with two people onboard.

Both occupants were uninjured, the post stated, and rescue crews were on the scene.

Piringer also reported widespread power outages because of the crash.

Pepco reported about 85,000 customers were without power because of the plane crash.

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